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Turning Back The Pages 11-10

75 years ago — November 1936

Reflections of the Season (editorial): There was a hard frost on Tuesday which froze all the sunflowers.

The elm trees bordering the highway from Salisbury to Lakeville have been properly banded against the canker worm.

LAKEVILLE — Miss Frances Heffernan has taken a position with the Salisbury Bank and Trust Co.

SALISBURY — Phyllis, the 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Alfred White, underwent an appendix operation at Sharon Hospital Thursday morning.

LAKEVILLE — Dr. and Mrs. A.L. Tuttle returned Sunday from a two weeks visit with E.B. Beach and family in Milford. While there the Doctor enjoyed an airplane flight.

50 years ago — November 1961

The six-town community of Northwest Connecticut, which has become increasingly famous for its large number of artists and writers, lost one of its best known men of letters last week when pneumonia took the life of James Thurber. He succumbed to this illness Thursday just as he was beginning to show signs of improvement following a brain operation.

Curving off into the hills from the left of Lincoln City Road in Lakeville is a brand new road which is currently without a name. Nils Harring, contractor, who has just built the road prior to developing the 124 plus acres it traverses, would like to find an appropriate name for the new hill-climbing drive. A $10 cash prize is offered to the person submitting the most pertinent and descriptive name for the new drive.

25 years ago — November 1986

SALISBURY — Historic Bushnell Tavern has been sold to the dean of a New York City college business school. Arthur R. Taylor, who currently presides over the Fordham University School of Business, recently purchased the building for $936,000 through the Lakeville Realtor Albert Borden.

LAKEVILLE — A new book by Lakeville physician Dr. Peter H. Gott is now on sale in area bookstores. Entitled “No House Calls: Irreverent Notes on the Practice of Medicine,” it is a collection of Dr. Gott’s newspaper essays with added interpretation. The book is published by Poseidon Press, N.Y., and has been excerpted in the November issue of Redbook.

Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.